by David Solomons
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So far we have received 22 reviews of My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord.
You can read them below.
Addi from Year 6:
I absolutely loved my Jim teacher is an alien overload. It was amazing my favroute chapter is number 1. I would definitely recommend this book. it is 5 star.
Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School:
Meet Luke- the envious 11 year old boy that all he wants in the entire world are exceptional distinctive superhero powers ; plus friends due to the fact his only one is a brainless simple minded French student named Serge! However, an unexpected spike of evil erges Luke to take action on the most powerful, scary super villain in the word...his gym teacher? Crazy right? As temper flares, heart stopping evidence is uncovered, romance fills the air and the powers of Dark Flutter and Star Lad ( a.k.a Luke's brother Zack and next door neighbour Lara) boil, will the team overcome alien overload, a TV show explosion and new unexpected tremendous technology along the way...? What? I won't tell you - find out in the spectacular 'My Gym Teacher Is An Alien Overload'! I particularly enjoyed this book due to its comedic story line which is very relatable to the majority of school children across the country! Who wouldn't believe their teacher is an alien when given piles of homework each night and death brushing punishments? As well as that, it covers a new creative area that I do believe will fill many minds with new ideas for technology that could be created in the future ( remote controls to boss people and mute them)! However at points the overload of characters, names, places etc became too much for me and I had to put the book down to digest what was going on! I prefere books that are simple but interesting ( a page turner not a fact explosion like this one)! One the other hand, I would give this book a 7 because of its relatable creative story line but lower marks due to too much information ( if I couldn't handle it at some points I don't know what a younger student would do)! Future superheroes , evil villains or just creative writers all over earth- your guide for life fighting evil crime is here!!!
Cara from Year 4:
A fantastic sequel to My Brother Is A Superhero. Luke is really jealous of his nerdy brother Zack otherwise known as Star Lad, who saved the world from a asteroid and a villain. Now everyone loves Star Lad. A bitter Luke makes his self feel better by playing video games and destroying the video version of his brother. This sets off a series of events involving his dreaded gym teacher, that could destroy earth. Can Luke save the world without super powers? Although its not essential to read the first book to fully enjoy this story, I would recommend reading the first book to understand the back story. This a great book if like me, you are a fan of science fiction and fantasy. Though this book is silly, it showed the character's emotions well. I understood comic book loving Luke's frustration when his brother refused to let him be part of the super hero team. His brother didn't even care about comic books and super heroes! I liked all the characters even the evil ones were good at being bad! I can't wait to read the next book!
Samuel C from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
My Gym Teacher Is An Alien Overlord, is a great book it has very funny jokes and great twits. David Solomon did a great job of this amazing, funny book he did some good comparisons like when he said Lara is a Disney princess I enjoyed this book a lot and shall give it 8/10. My favourite characters are Lara and Luke, because they are great adventurous characters. This book base is where an evil overlord (Aliens) take over the world and its up to S.C.A.R.F (Luke, Lara, Serge and Zack) to save the world. I would recomend this book to all under 30.The humor in this book is strong because it made me laugh a lot and I mean a lot. The book is amazing and David Solomon did awesome with this book. This book is about superheros. What would your power be?
maddison from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:
this book is really funny. I read it and started reading it again because its so good.I've never read one off David Solomon's books before and now I think I will now read them because I love to read.
May from Year 5, Rosedale Primary School:
I liked this book because it is very funny. I read a bit of 'My brother is a superhero' and I really liked it which is why I wanted to read this. I had a bit to catch up on but I did it in no time. I reccomend this to anyone who is a fan of superheroes and adventure stories and anyone who likes to have a laugh.
Danielle from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:
I really enjoyed solomns last book my brother is a superhero. This book focuses more on Luke who has no powers. Luke who is a comic book fanatic has to save the world while star lad deals with the flu. Clara and her sister are roped in to help Luke save the world from the sue-dunhams aka sue dunham. Also with the return of Christopher Talbot the evil villain or is he?
Dyllan from Year 4, Green Top Primary:
This is one of the best books that I have ever read, certainly the best book here at Green Top!!!! The main character is called Luke, his old gym teacher is very poorly, then the head Teaches replaces the gym teacher with a horrible alien who looks like a normal person.
dyllan from Year 4, Green Top Primary:
i know a lot about this book because its the best one i have ever read i will tell you what happened in it there is a boy called Zack and he had a old gym teacher was porly then his head teacher replaced her whith a women she was a ALIEN OVERLORD she looked like a normal person but she was horrible her dream was to slave planet one but she was always stopped.Zack wanted to stop her rain of terror but she was to strong because she was in a TANK shooting bullets driving over stuff but Zack had the greatest power ever laser beams he defeated the tank once and for all but that was a clone of her the real one had a bigger plan a much much bigger one she had a DOOMS DAY GUN thats it i told a nuff i will do a nother book report by.
Jem from Year 9, Ridgewood School:
I took this book out for 2 weeks and I thought is wasn't a good book. Even though there's some made up complicated names, I just kept getting lost. I thought it was a shame because it looked like a really good book and I was disappointed when I didn't enjoy it. However, I thought the front cover was colourful and very eye catching therefore I liked the look of it. It's funny because I've been talking about this book with my friends who have also read this book and they've quite enjoyed it! Although, there's been a couple of people who get why I didn't understand the story. Also, even though it had different chapters, it gave me an idea of what that chapter was going to be about. Although, I was getting lost like one minute it would be talking about one thing and then it would completely change! I was a bit annoyed it wasn't a good book, some people could argue about my opinion but that's what I personally think. I wouldn't personally recommend the book though some people may. But, sadly it's not a good book so therefore I wouldn't recommend.
Isobel from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
I didn't really like this book, its about a boy and his brother who both love super heros and the older brother gets picked to be a superhero. I would like the book if I were in to superhero stuff. This book would be top of my list if I were a boy. My favourite character was Miss Dunham, the bad guy. It is an action packed book, based on comic books, but in real life. b b st vdcfrvwcercxdFCZWAXSE3CVG3T4 VEJNH MBT5 ,VCXFEVD EVCWill this book grip you?
Hannah from Year 7, - Home Educated -:
This book is the second in the series and is amazing we got the first book off a friend and it was so good we just had to buy this one the second and then we loved that one so much we just had to buy the third the second book is the continued story of Luke a boy who loves superheros but the one night his brother gets superpowers in this book the story continues when his brother gets kidnapped and have 5 days to find him before the end of the world comes. this is an adventure packed book I would recommend this to superhero lovers and none superhero lovers as I loved it but I loved it any way my age rating is 7-12
Isla from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Would you like a super power? Well Luke from My Gym Teacher Is a Alien Overlord would. He would do anything to have a super power, and be a super hero. Unfortunately, instead of Luke getting super powers one of his best friends (Lara) gets a superpower, and his nerdy brother (Zack) has one. Zack, who has never read a comic in his life, gets a super power kind of like Superman`s, and his super hero name is Star Lad. Lara`s super power lets her talk to animals, but not all animals only woodland creatures and other small animals. Her super hero name is Dark Flutter. I ratted this book a 9 out of 10 because it was very funny ,but at some points in the story I was very confused.This is due to me not reading the first book in the series. After reading this book I would definately read another book by David Solomons. I would recommend this book to anyone with a great sense of humor, and are up for a laugh. Would you read this book?
Imogen from Year 6, Montagu Academy:
It is about a hero trying to do good and then finds out that his gym teacher is an alien overloard. I think that the book would be suitable for 8 or over. I would recommend this book because its really good and is good to read.
Chloe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
My Brother Is An Alien Overlord is written by David Solomon I thought this book was ok but it did drag on in certain chapters that is why I rated it a 4 out of 10. I also rated this book a 4 out of 10 because when the book starts it talks about a video game without you even knowing so I didn't know what was going on. In the book they reveal a big secret about Miss Dunham. I would recomend this book for people who like video games and superheroes.my favourite character was Cara because she is very ferice when she needs to be and she thinks on her feet. I think I would have liked it better if I would have read the first the book first. Do you think you like this book? Go to your local bookshop right now!
ellie from Year 6, Montagu Academy:
this book is about a boy and a girl who have super powers and a boy gets new school shoes
casper from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
It is a very good book in my opinion ,I would say is for a wide range of ages . It is 6/10 because it is not my favourite book but is a very funny book as well as not my favourite. it isn't a book that I would love. Would it be your favourite? My favourite character is Luke (trying to save the world).
Ceylan from Year 6, Montagu Academy:
I recommend this book because it has a mystery and some people like mystery's. I think this book would be suitable for 9 year old and above because some children might not understand this book in certain occasions. This book is about a boy called Zack as well as some off his friends ( Luke and Lara) they all have superpowers.
Lukas from Year 4, - Home Educated -:
I really loved the first one of this book when I saw there a second one I wanted to read it straight away. I liked this one just as much. It can be funny. My favourite character is Luke because he is really funny at the end of this book.
Grace from Year 6, Montagu Academy:
This book was ok. I did not enjoy it as I could not get into it. I thought it would be better but I don't dislike it.
Emily from Year 8, Healing Academy, Grimsby:
This was the fantastic sequel to 'My Brother Is A Superhero'. It was better than the prequel by miles. It continues the adventures of Luke and his older 'Superhero' brother, Zack/Star Lad, as well as his friend (and DEFINATLY not girlfriend) Lara/Dark Flutter. He discovers pretty soon that his gym teacher is an alien but no one will believe him at all. He finaly realises that his almost only companion may just be the ex-villain Chris Talbot. Soon, everyone eventualy believe him and bring an end to the alien overlord to destroy all 'Puny Earthlings'.
Freya from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
My Gym Teacher Is an Alien Overlord was an amazing book. It was really funny and entertaining. I liked it when Luke found out that 'Sue-Dunham' really was the alien overlord. Here is an extract from the blurb: Zack and Lara have superpowers. Luke has new school shoes and a burning sense of resentment. It was an exciting, age appropriate book and there was not one boring sentence in the middle. In this book, there is always something interesting going on. this was one of the most interesting books I've ever read. Have you read this book? If you have not than you should read it as soon as possible! a lot of things go on and Luke makes it like it's the end of the world when his x-box gets band. Some of the plots in the book are: Zack is too busy to play in Luke's tree house, Luke suspects that his gym teacher is an alien overlord and Zack (Star Lad) is too ill to save the world. I would recommend this book to all ages because it wasn't too scary and it was funny. I think my brother would enjoy this book as he likes books with humour, despite being frightened when he read this book's prequel; My Brother Is A Superhero!